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Warning Letters

Out-of-court warning letters due to infringement of industrial property rights.

SBS LEGAL offers out-of-court and in-court representation in the field of warning letters.

In practice, out-of-court warning letters have become an effective tool.

Warning letters are issued in the field of industrial property rights. They are intended to regulate matters of competition law, trademark law and copyright law.

The preparation and execution of a warning letter under

  • copyright,
  • competition law and
  • trademark law

can have expensive consequences.

Therefore, it is even more important to prepare or defend the warning letter with practical know-how and knowledge of current court decisions.

On this page we explain how to handle warning letters and name parties using warning letters as well as their law firms known to us.

The following list of warning letters therefore shows parties who have issued and regulated warning letters through attorneys, interest groups and dealer associations.

The warning letters regularly overlap in meaning and purpose. Therefore, the type and scope of the regulation of the warning letters is just as often similar. This applies even more to waves of warning letters. Finally, dozens of warning letters consisting of text modules are sent in these cases. Naturally, the content of these warning letters is mostly the same.

Relevant experience in the applicable legal areas of competition law, trademark law (also called labeling law) and copyright law is therefore an essential factor in the successful handling of the case.

What should you do?

The following can be used to control out-of-court warning letters:

  • Defense, which is the denial of the addressed facts. We recommend this in particular if the warning is unsubstantiated. A defense against a substantiated warning letter can become expensive. Caution is therefore required in this case.
  • Control aimed at out-of-court settlement. Here, the settlement of the addressed facts is discussed from a legal perspective. In this context, a modified cease-and-desist declaration usually has to be submitted.
  • Acknowledgment with the aim of a cost-effective settlement. Acknowledgment has to be considered in particular if the warning letter is substantively justified and the evidence is clearly against the party addressed by the warning letter.

List of warning letters

Below is the list of warning letters mentioned above. It contains an excerpt. Consequently, a large number of warning letters from other parties is in circulation.

We indicate the party issuing the notice, i.e. the noticing party and legal representative, i.e. law firms.

  • Verband Sozialer Wettbewerb e.V. [Association for Social Competition, registered association] (VSW in the area of food law)
  • IDO Interessenverband für das Rechts- und Finanzconsulting deutscher Online-Unternehmen e.V. [IDO Interest Group for the Legal and Financial Consulting of German Online Companies reg. assoc.]
  • Verbraucherschutzverein gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb e.V. [Consumer protection association against unfair competition reg. assoc.]
  • Fotolia / Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited
  • medical4business GmbH
  • Photo agency Blickwinkel/ Law firm Deubelli
  • Nkodia & Brothers GmbH/ JusDirekt
  • GmbH/ Law firm Jaschinski Biere Brexl
  • Naketano Retail GmbH/ Law firm Lorenz Seidler Gossel
  • Swarovski Crystal Online AG/ Law firm Lorenz Seidler Gossel
  • G-Star GmbH/ Law firm Lorenz Seidler Gossel
  • Rechtsanwälte Verein Deutscher und Ausländischer Kaufleute e.V. [Lawyers Association of German and Foreign Merchants reg. assoc.]
  • Law firm BRP Renaud & Partner
  • Attorney Volker Fehrensen, Göttingen for Andrea Wüstefeld
  • Law Firm for Consumer Protection and Internet Law, attorney Rosing
  • PEARL. GmbH
  • Attorneys Richter & Süme
  • Dr. Geyer & Bochert
  • Attorneys Nötzel
  • LHR Rechtsanwälte Lampmann, Haberkamm & Rosenbaum Partnerschaft
  • ÖKO-TEST Verlag GmbH
  • Verbraucherschutzverein [Consumer Protection Association] Fürstenfeldbruck
  • Verein gegen Unwesen in Handel und Gewerbe Köln e.V. (VGU) [Association against dishonest practices in trade and commerce Cologne, reg. assoc.]
  • hello love GmbH
  • WSI GmbH
  • 'Odoma Handel und Vertrieb' for missing online dispute resolution link
  • Statt Nahrungsmittelmaschinen e.K. [Statt Nahrungsmittelmaschinen registered trader]
  • Handelsverband Bayern e.V. [Bavarian Trade Association reg. assoc.]
  • IDO Interest Group for the Legal and Financial Consulting of German Online Entrepreneurs reg. assoc.
  • etc. ...

Daily, our specialized attorneys at SBS LEGAL are busy issuing, defending and enforcing out-of-court and in-court warning letters.

If you are also affected by a warning letter, we will be happy to represent you quickly, with transparency and legal certainty!

Please feel free to contact us for a first free meeting. Please send us through our form or at

  • your contact data and
  • the warning letter and
  • we will call you or send you an e-mail.


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